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Alligator caught on camera taking morning stroll through parking lot

Maybe he was looking to buy some Gatorade.

An alligator was caught on video taking a leisurely morning stroll through a Florida supermarket parking lot this week.

Aligator Florida Publlix
Alligators are most active at night and are known to seek out pets and pools.
Luke Vidal via Storyful

The footage, captured by Luke Vidal outside a Fort Myers Publix, shows the gator slowly sauntering across the pavement before sunrise, its huge feet making a leathery slapping sound as they hit the ground.

The alligator may have been looking for love, say Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officials, as spring mating season is now underway.

Alligator courtship “starts in early April — which means more of the reptiles venture out in search of their mates,” FWC officials told Fox 13 News. “By late June or early July, female gators will lay between 32 to 46 eggs. Incubation periods for alligators take about 60 to 65 days, and baby gators will be born in late August or early September.”

Aligator Florida Publlix
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officials say the alligator may have been looking for love.
Luke Vidal via Storyful

Alligators are most active at night and are known to seek out pets and pools.

Florida officials advise people to avoid alligators.

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